Data Barring Service (DBS) Policy Statement

Centralia and its Partnership Centres are committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff, students and users of its services, regardless of race, gender, class, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background.

Centralia will ensure that any staff working in Partnership Centres accredited by Centralia who work with children or vulnerable adults are checked to ensure that these learners are safeguarded against those previously convicted of certain crimes.

We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records and in such case Centralia/Partnership Centres will comply fully with the Data Barring Service (DBS) Code of Practice and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information.

This statement will be made available to all Disclosure applicants at the outset of the enrolment process. Where a disclosure is to form part of the recruitment/application process, we encourage those applying to interview to provide details of their criminal record early in the application process.

At interview, or in a separate discussion, we ensure that an open and measured discussion takes place on the subject of any offenses or other matter that might be relevant to the position or acceptance on a training programme.

Failure to reveal information that is directly relevant to the position sought could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment or withdrawal from a training programme.


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